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I suffer from PSD

29 Oct

Before you run for the hills after I announced that “I have PSD” please read this first…

I have recently read that they (finally) came up with a name for the disease that most artists / photographers have been suffering from since 1988.

It is called:

φωτογραφία επιδεξιότητα κατάστημα (big Greek name)

Or “PSD” for short.

This disease has evolved from the 80’s and is now classified as either CS5 or CS5 – extended. Both versions are contagious, but luckily they are not airborne, yet. They can only be transmitted by touching certain devices that were previously used by an infected person, also known as an artist / photographer.

To learn more about this disease DO NOT go to you local GP or medical expert, he/she/they cannot help you, all that you will need to know about “PSD” can be found at ihavepsd.com.

Go now… “Jake” is waiting to tell you about “PSD”.

~J~

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, this is all hearsay!

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What do you do with your photos

15 Oct

It may be because of a few blank walls staring at me at the moment, but today I would like to ask you:

What do you do with your photos?

It is sad for me to “not see” so many photos that no longer see the light. Since the dawn of the digital era photos are locked up on hard drives, stored on clouds all around the world and shared on social network sites.

Most of them will only enjoy attention for fleeting seconds as we scan the internet, never to receive the full attention they deserve. The lucky ones will receive a “like” or a comment but that to will soon be forgotten.

It has been shown in many studies that the we have shorter attention spans while on the Internet (see link here) compared to printed mediums. If you have any doubt, ask yourself… how long can you hold attention on most pages on the Internet before you click away or Google something else?

It is for this reason that I would like to campaign for bringing your pictures to life… making them real… printing them… on any medium possible! And for this reason I have added the new page – Printing – attempting to make people aware of why pictures should be printed.

Look at your home (house, flat, room – sometimes a cupboard in London!) and see the potential of personalizing your home with your photos… or if you don’t particularly like your photos then why don’t you let me take some photos of you or for you… the possibilities are endless and I will be happy to discuss your needs and ideas. (contact me here)

My printer of choice is Loxley Colour, based near Glasgow (Scotland, UK). (website link here)
They offer great service and top quality prints on a variety of mediums like paper, canvas, acrylic, photo books, etc.

Their prices reasonable, but obviously not as cheap as high-street retailers since you get what you pay for… and with them you do get quality!

With friendly service, speedy delivery and an ordering system you can install on your own machine (PC or MAC) it could not be easier to use a professional print lab.

And for the photographers out there that have been caught up in the “Shoot to Burn” epidemic that has infected the photography industry you should read this article:
The Digital Photography School :: Shoot to burn vs Printing

I really hope that everyone will be starting to do print more photos…

~J~